Rawhide Days festival will honor T.V. series, life in the Old West

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A simple question from a local radio personality about why there was no local celebration for the local filming of “Rawhide” will culminate Friday and Saturday with the inaugural Rawhide Days festival in Tucumcari. “It all started when I made a comment on air about why we didn’t have […]

Cat rescued from atop power pole


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For three hours Friday morning, a stray cat was on top of the world — and doing anything but enjoying it on the 100 block of north First Street in Tucumcari. Gwen Martinez-Aragon said she walked outside and heard a cat meowing. She said she began to search for […]

NMAC’s president meets with county commissioners

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Gross Receipt Tax, county road maintenance and rural hospital funding were a few of the concerns Quay County commissioners discussed Monday with the New Mexico Association of Counties’ president and executive director. Sharon Stover, NMAC president and Steve Kopelman, NMAC executive director, met with commissioners during their regular meeting […]

Movie filmed locally gets new title

STAFF REPORT A Jeff Bridges movie filmed last summer in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari still has no release date, but it does have a new title. “Hell or High Water” is the new name for the original “Comancheria,” which began principal photography last May in eastern New Mexico. The movie, which also includes Chris Pine […]

County OK’s fair barn upgrades

Staff Report The Quay County Commission approved as much as $2,000 of improvements to the show ring and south end of the Quay County Fair Barn during Monday’s regular meeting. The fairgrounds needs improvement to its ventilation system, said Justin Knight, president of the Quay County Fair Board. Knight said the people attending the livestock […]

Menus—April 13

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for March April 14-20. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Frito pie, pinto beans, angel food cake, strawberries Friday Chicken salad, creamy coleslaw, glazed carrots, crackers, cherry cobbler Monday Tater tot casserole, California vegetables, cottage cheese, whole wheat […]

Calendar—April 13

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Rawhide Days: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center Saturday Rawhide Days: 8:30 a.m.,-5:30 p.m., Tucumcari Historical Museum, Tucumcari Convention Center Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall April 21 Mesalands Stampede Fiesta: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., […]

Pharmacist case bound over to district court

By Steve Hansen Correspondent Proceedings related to controlled-substance allegations against Tucumcari pharmacist Robert McClelland have been transferred to 10th Judicial District Court from Quay County Magistrate Court, records show. McClelland is charged with two counts of unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain dangerous drugs, one count of violating the controlled substances act, and another count […]

Veterans benefits discussed at VFW


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer “The important thing is to help veterans get the help that they need and to let them know there is no shame in seeking help,” according to Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Day, a member of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Day was the special quest speaker at Wednesday’s […]

Mesalands will offer a robotics building class

Staff Report Mesalands Community College’s spring 2016 Community Education Department will a variety of classes, including the exploration of the world of robotics and the building of robotic devices. The robotics class is part of the on-going enrollment of the Robotics Club, which is taught by client support manager Michael Bilopavlovich, said Mesalands spokeswoman Kimberly […]